Our ability to fund new projects is tied to revenue streams that are decreasing, while demand increases
Very few households have high degree of job-access 2010 2040 Blue = Largest concentrations of households with a degree of access to jobs Green = Limited employment options, workers are ‘exported’ to other areas
Falling behind our peers/competitors on transit Charlotte (2007) LYNX Blue Line 9.6 miles, $462 million Dallas Expansion (2009-2013) 43 miles, $2.9 billion Denver (2007) 122 miles, $4.7 billion
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is Key. Brookings Institute 2007 report 29 largest metro areas in the U.S. in terms of the number of transit enabled, walkable urban locations. The report ranked Atlanta 14th with a total of four: Midtown, Atlantic Station, Decatur and Buckhead. Washington, D.C. which was ranked #1 and has twenty (20) locations. MARTA rail station areas must become walkable, urban centers. ARC, Livable Communities Coalition and MARTA have begun seeking greater support for local governments.